Our 10 Fave Insta-Shots You Tagged Us in Over Summer
It doesn’t seem all that long when we were talking about London’s most instagrammable ice-creams. A symbol of summer if ever there was one, and quite literally a taste of things to come. And yet, here we are once again, looking into the abyss that is autumn and wondering where the hell it all went. Still, talking of things instagrammable, we figured we’d end summer on a high by rounding up 10 of our fave pics you guys have tagged us in over the season… and TBH, those ice-creams have nothing on you!
@prettysickly – Ditsy Floral Midi Skirt
The bleached-out backdrop, the casj over-shoulder gaze, the classic road-crossing pose. This is Instagram 101, people! …and if you aren’t all scribbling down notes/screenshotting the hell outta this pic, there’s something seriously wrong. In fact, why not have a lil’ read of our recent interview with Yanin on what life’s REALLY like as a fulltime blogger (plug: seemless).
@laurencrowe88 – Gingham Mini Dress
It’s safe to say @laurencrowe88’s got the ol’ hair flick 100% down-pat. And just look at the movement it gives this shot… or is it a gif? (jk, jk) As for her sparing use of colour – black and white gingham dress, offset by a room full of luscious green palms? Nailed it.
@bubblyaquarius – Lace Trim Mini Dress
Years from now, and our predecessors will probably wonder WTH our obsession was with taking photos in front of paint-flaking, plaster-peeling, brick-blistering walls. And it’s difficult to say, but as @bubblyaquarius proves here, they really do add some double-tap worthy goodness to your shot.
@elnovasounds – Frill Bardot Top
OK, yes, this wall has nothing on the one above. But there’s so much texture already in the shot, from the frilly bardot neckline to the waves of beach-worthy ringlets, that actually, it totally works how-is.
@perksofbeingliza – Tie Front Blouse
Here it is. The spirit of Glasto in photo format; the gypsy-cool tie front top, the random medieval-themed circus tents, and the oh-so foreboding clouds that gather on the horizon, threatening to come and rain on your parade (despite what Adelle said!) at any goddam-given moment! Might wanna check out our festival survival kit.
@uzypaws – Palm Print Wide Leg Trousers
How do you really make our punchy palm-print wide leg trousers stand out? Lay on an all-white four-poster bed, under the full magnificence on the midday sun… of course. A little like @uzypaws did here then, fully aware she’d need some super-oversized sunglasses to cope!
@livblankson – Ditsy Tie Front Swing Top
Forget contrast. Forget sharpen. And definitely forgot vignette (what is it? 2014?). Cos right now, if you really want to get those likes rocketing, it’s all about the grain… as @livblankson proves here with her shot of our Ditsy Tie Front Swing Top. Pre-grain? Yeah, pretty deec. Post-grain? And OMG, what 90s fash-rag did you rip this out of?
@alivialatimer – Ditsy Tie Front Jumpsuit
Now, the term #wanderlust is thrown around a lot these days. Small stretch of slightly discoloured, crisp-packet stewn sand? #Wanderlust. A few mint leaves bobbing around in what’s supposedly a mojito, in front of what’s basically a paddling pool? #Wanderlust. The high-contrast leaf of a palm tree… well, you get the idea. So it was a refreshing change when we got tagged in this shot by @alivialatimer, and were literally left lusting after a wander.
@coppergarden – Stripe Frill Hem Jumpsuit
Style and travel blogger @coppergarden serves up a slice of summer-cool with this colour-soaked shot from Lovebox Festival. And just how does she stand out from the rainbow bunting, geometrically patterned flags and general hullabaloo of activity? Our black and white striped frill-hem jumpsuit, OFC.
@sandershawny – Floral Tie Front Jumpsuit
It seems like the enigmatic back-shot is leading the way (like, literally!) on Instagram RN, as this save-worthy snap from @sandershawny is the third one we’ve included in our #NCrowd summer round-up. And we gotta admit, as insta-trends go, it’s a whole lot easier than either the squat shot or planking pic which have both taken over our feeds in the past.
Fancy landing yo’self a place in our next top ten list? Eternal (kind of) fame’s not the only thing that awaits you, as every month we also give out £100 in NC vouchers to our fave insta-shot. The rules? Simply include #NCrowd in your caption.